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Food Safety

The largest volume of activities in issues of food safety in the Czech Republic has been provided by the organisations within the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Health. Further important partners are except government offices representatives of supervisory organisations, scientific committees and consumer organisations.

The Strategy to Assure Food Safety in the Czech Republic established the following key requirements for the pre-accession period: to complete harmonisation with EU legislation, to ensure a co-ordination of activities of central state authorities and competent authorities performing official control, to optimise the network of laboratories, scientific committees, to ensure intensive communication with consumers, development of a RASFF system and co-operation and co-ordination of activities with the EFSA.
In order to acquire aggregated data in time series there data are handed over to the application by organisations, which cooperate on the providing for the contaminants monitoring in food chains within the Ministry of Agriculture sector the Food Safety Department cooperates with the State Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic, the Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture, the State Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority and the State Phytosanitary Administration. The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) is operated by the European Commission, the National Contact Point ensuring on behalf of the Czech Republic the exchange of information with the European Commission and the RASFF members has been established at the Czech Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority.

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Jan 20, 2015

Food supplements - Rules for Marketing and Compliance with Reporting Duty

Food business operator that produces or markets food supplements shall before they are first marketed, send the Ministry of Agriculture a Czech text of the designation, including mandatory information that will be specified on the product packaging. This reporting duty is in accordance with Section 3d, par. 1, subpar. b), Reporting Duty of Food Business Operator, of Act No. 110/1997 Coll., on food and tobacco products and on the amendment and supplementation of some related acts, as amended...

Jan 25, 2012

New Science Strategy Published as EFSA Approaches its 10th Anniversary

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the European Union’s General Food Law and the establishment of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The publication of EFSA’s new Science Strategy for 2012-2016 highlights how the Authority has grown over time into its pivotal position within the European food safety system and lays out the vision for its scientific development for the next five years.

Jan 24, 2012

Illegal Establishment's Banning

The Czech Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) banned illegal food production in Prague 4 19 January 2012.

Jan 20, 2012

Control Options for Norovirus in Oysters Assessment

EFSA’s Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ Panel) concludes in its risk assessment (17 January 2012) that the most effective public health measures to protect consumers from exposure to norovirus in oysters are to produce oysters in areas which are not contaminated or to prevent contamination of mollusc production areas.

Jan 11, 2012

Inspection on Food in the Czech Republic

Within the assigned competencies the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) inspects foodstuffs, raw material for their production, agriculture products and tobacco products. The above competences apply to the production, storage, transport and sale (including import).

Dec 13, 2011

CAFIA Checked the Quality of Vysocina Salami

Within a targeted inspection action, the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) checked the quality of non-perishable meat products marketed under nomination “Vysočina” salami.

Dec 13, 2011

Inspection of Ketchups Confirmed their Safety

Based particularly on the information published in the media, according to which certain selected ketchups contained dangerous contaminants, the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) carried out sampling and subsequent laboratory analyses of selected ketchups which were checked for the presence of pesticides and mycotoxins.

Dec 13, 2011

CAFIA Banned Adulterated Jams and Rotten Meat Products

Two Polish jams containing significantly less fruit than was declared on the label were found by inspectors of the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) in the market chain.

Dec 1, 2011

EFSA Advises on Safety of Bisphenol A

At the request of the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a statement on bisphenol A (BPA) in response to September 2011 reports by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (Anses. Scientific experts on EFSA’s Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) consider overall that the information in the report on health effects of BPA does not change the views expressed by the Panel in its 2010 opinion on the safety of BPA.

Nov 30, 2011

Original Industry Studies on Aspartame

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been given access to over 600 datasets for use in its full re-evaluation of the artificial sweetener aspartame, which is scheduled for completion in September 2012. Reaffirming its commitment to openness and transparency, EFSA has published the full list of studies that have been made available to EFSA.

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